The clients always dreamed of traditional east coast architecture, in particular the enchanting equestrian estates along the rolling hills of Virginia. They wanted a home with outdoor living, big trees, water, wraparound porches, rocking chairs; the classic white farmhouse. The interiors are classic, but with a contemporary twist. There are paneled archways. Hand painted wallpaper. There is lighting that looks like sculpture and a countertop made of wild agate. There is a 100-year old beam dredged up from the bottom of the Mississippi. There are doors that disappear completely into the walls for the ultimate outdoor living. And the loggias! But above all, the “project” is a home. It is warm, welcoming and unpretentious.
The design was created by combining found objects with fine antiques and custom furnishings to create an unexpected, yet classic, interior that brings out the clients’ personal tastes.